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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations good morning. i'm charles osgood and this is sunday morning. however divided our nation may appear to be during this election year, the current rift is nothing comparedded to what our country was going through a century-and-a-half ago. then two huge armies were converging on a cornfield in maryland readying themselves for combat at a place called
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antietam. that would be our cover story this morning reported by serena altschul. >> reporter: 150 years ago tomorrow, september 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of battle in american history. >> you had 4,000 that were killed. 19,000 hurt. no one had ever seen a day like this before or since. >> reporter: a day and a battle that would change us forever. >> the country we are was born the day all those men died on these fields. >> reporter: later on sunday morning, we'll take you back to anitetam. >> osgood: first in brooklyn, now in l.a. vin scully has been the broadcasting main stay for fans of the dodgers. even after all his years of doing play by play he's still very much at the top of his game. lee cowan will have our scouting report. >> announcer: gone! reporter: there are few voices better known in the world of baseball.
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and none that have lasted quite as long as the legendary vin scully. >> to be doing what i really love and to be allowed to have done it for so long, i had better get on my knees and give thanks. >> reporter: his fans give thanks every game, and he's not about to give up yet. "for the love of the game," talking baseball with vin scully later on sunday morning. >> osgood: two talented and undaunted sisters are the heart and soul of the rock band heart. and this morning tracy smith will tell their story. >> reporter: there has been sexism, addiction and some pretty ridiculous hair styles. but somehow heart's ann and nancy wilson conquered them all. >> we decided that nothing else would do but rock stardom.
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>> reporter: a rock'n'roll story with heart later on sunday morning. >> osgood: connect the dots is a labor of love from mo rocca focusing on a world renown artist with a singular obsession. >> reporter: the princess of poll ka dots is popping up everywhere. where should i be looking? what should i get from this? >> the idea of layering something and also the constantr repetition. it's just amazing control. i think this isñi as extraordiny as a pollack. >> reporter: the obsessive world of kusama later on sunday morning. >> osgood: seth doane has the latest on the worldñiym@÷bple's troubled tour. rit a braver talks to fashion icon andñr grandmother. er inmoriarty examines a case of justice delayed and denied. and more. but first hereñr are theñr heads for this sunday morning, theñi 16th of september 2012.
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four americanñi solars were kild this morning in another insider attack in afghanistan. nato says they were shot by an afghan police officer at an outpost in zabul province. it was the third attack of its kind since friday. the state department is ordering family members and nonessential personnel to leave u.s. embassies in sudan and tunisia because of anti-american violence. it's urging american citizens to avoid travel to those two countries. the film maker linkedded to the anti-islamic movie that triggered violence around the world was questioned by authorities in los angeles yesterday. later 55-year-old nakoula basseley nakoula was released at an undisclosed location. f.b.i. agents have arrested an 18-year-old they say was planning to detonate a car bomb outside a bar in downtown chicago. his arrest was the restxt of an undercover operationóxdïñiñ=l% h agents pretending to be extremists provided him with a fake bomb. teachers rallied in chicago yesterday as negotiators worked
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nextñiñi antitam. >> osgood: and later heart felt nextñiñi antitam. i didn't know strawberries felt where in season right now.
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♪ opera love it. (crying) ally, ally oh, same dress yeah, you want to get up off the floor? i do. okay. vo: from the new to the hard-to-find: when it's on your mind it's on ebay™. >> osgood: antietam was a civil war battle that is is still chilling to contemplate even 150 years later. serena altschul went to the scene of the conflict for our sunday morning cover story.
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>> reporter: as the sun rose on these quiet maryland farmlands on september 17, 1962, the bloodiest day in american history began. >> for 12 hours these two determined armies tore into each other. of course, if you average the casualties that day, a man fell on this field every two seconds during those 12 hours. >> reporter: the battle started, says antietam ranger keith snyder, in a cornfield on the miller farm just outside the town of sharps burg. >> when the union soldiers are moving through the corn really all you could see was the bayonets gleftenning at the top of the corn and the confederates were about 100 yards south just waiting for them to pop out. tremendous confusion, the smoke, the fog, the noise. >> reporter: general robert e. lee's army, emboldened by a summer of victories had crossed into union territory for the first time. hoping that a victory here would
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end it all. union soldiers, 90,000 of them, led by general george mcclellan were desperate to push them back. >> dear mother, it is a misty morning. >> reporter: one of those soldiers, wilder dwight, lieutenant colonel of the second massachusetts infantry, began a hopeful letter to his mother as he waited for his unit to be called. >> he's riding his horse right in this cornfield and says, mother, so far i am safe and well. if you look at this document, you can see that the handwriting suddenly changed. >> dearest mother, i am wounded. so as to be helpless. dearest love to father and all my dear brothers. our troops have left the part of the field where i lay. >> reporter: rick burns'
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documentary airs this week on pbs's american experience. he says that deadly day at antietam changed our country forever. >> people brought to the civil war remarkable romantic ideas about what war was, about the glory of death on the battlefield, but, you know, this is what death on the battlefield was. it was having, you know, your guts blown out by a shell. there was no glory to it. it was pure mayhem. >> reporter: at midday, the battle moved south to this place which would become known as bloody lane. >> you could walk along the bodies on the sunken road. bloody lane. >> reporter: and the image that that conjures of bloody lane, you almost imagine blood running down this slope here. >> yes. that's what people described. >> reporter: by sunset, these
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once peaceful fields would be covered with bodies. 4,000 dead. 19,000 wounded. union and confederate soldiers both. the terrible reality of it brought home to the nation by a new invention: photography. when these photographs, taken two days after the fighting had stopped, were exhibited at matthew brady's studio in new york, they were front page news. the public, says historian and harvard university president drew faust, could no longer look away from the horror of war. >> it was a stunning awakening for the civilian population of new york to see what was going on, not all that far away. >> reporter: according to faust, death on this almost unimaginable scale transformed our nation. >> there weren't burial details.
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there was not an ambulance service to remove the wounded or the dead from the field. soldiers the not have any form of formal identity. there was no formal process for notifying next of kin. so if someone was killed, it was up to his comrades to write and tell his loved ones what had happened to him. >> reporter: all this would change, by necessity, over the next few terrible years. what portion of the dead were unknown and unnamed in the the end? >> staggering. probably about half. 750,000 lost. we don't know because the records are so incomplete. so it's unknown how many were unknown. but an estimated half. >> it is is now four weeks since we received a letter from my dear father and heard that he was very sick. wnot heard a word since. will you please inform me at your earliest convenience where
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my son joseph h. hampton is alive or dead. >> if you think of hundreds of thousands of individuals across the nation who never knew what happened to their son, their brother, their husband. it's almost unimaginable as a burden of grief. >> reporter: the cost on both sides was staggering. but lee's army had been pushed back, allowing the union side to declare its first major victory. five days later, president abraham lincoln issued the preliminary emancipation proclamation. >> i tied... it tied every bit of loss and suffering and commitment on the part of the north to what lincoln a little more than a year later defined as a rebirth of freedom and a rededication to the notion that all men are createdded equal. and that is a part of our national identity. >> after antietam, no longer
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would this war be just about redefining the nation. it's going to be about freedom for 4.5 million americans. >> reporter: a purpose, says ranger keith snyder, that gave meaning to the horror and the grief. >> one soldier, his wife was so concerned about him marching off to war, she said what are our children going to do? he wrote to her and said it would be better for the children to have a country without a father than a father without a country. >> reporter: and a different understanding of what it means to be an american. >> in an important sense, the country we are was born the day all those men died. it changed our government. it changedded our sense of what the government... the duty government owes its citizens especially those it puts in harm's way. >> reporter: it would be at gettysburg, one year and hundreds of thousands of deaths later, that abraham lincoln
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would articulate the challenge that lay ahead. that these dead shall not have died in vein, that this nation under god shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. >> osgood: coming up, curiouser and curiouser. and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like the rims and the sleekness to the body. and, then, had the bluetooth and the navigation that diana really wanted. [ diana ] and it was an se, so it felt really grounded to the ground. [ man ] grounded to the ground? yes, yes! grounded to the ground.
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>> osgood: now a page from our sunday morning almanac. september 16, 1898, 114 years ago today. a red-letter day for young readers or should we say a yellow letter day? for that was the birthday in hamburg, germany of h.a.rey, the artist who created the monkey curious george and his friend the man with the yellow hat. >> this is george. he was a good little monkey. but he was always... >> all children: curious! osgood: while living in paris in 1940, rey and his wife margaret were forced to flee the
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german invasion on bicycles. carrying with them the manuscript and drawings for their first curious george book. which they eventually brought to new york and published the next year. six other books followed with margaret eventually getting full coauthor credit. books children the world overcame to love. >> this is a big fat curious george. >> reporter: largely by accident as margaret told our jerry bowen shortly before her death back in 1996. >> we did only what we liked. and by a nice coincidence, the children liked the same thing. that is really a coincidence. we did not aim for this. >> osgood: but please children, they sure did. as in this 1966 visit to boston children's hospital. the inspiration for the 7th and final book in the original
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series. curious george goes to the hospital. there was also a curious george tv series. >> watch out! osgood: in 2006 an animated film with will farrell as the voice of the man with the yellow hat. >> you're safe now, george. i've got you. it's all right. >> hey, i know this. reporter: curious george even made a cameo appearance in the 1994 forrest gump with tom hanks. >> my favorite book. reporter: and we suspect curious george is the favorite book of many another grown-up child. ♪ curious george
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>> osgood: to connect the dots at an exhibition of a major artist's work is no easy task which is why we sent our intrepid mo rocca. >> reporter: streams o of tiny droplets, lights that seem to stretch into infinity. and everywhere polka dots.
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this is is the art of yayoi kusama. i must tell you, i love polka dots. >> fantastic-o. i'm glad to hear it. >> reporter: the artist known as the princess of polka dots is 83. with a major retrospective at new york city's whitney museum of american art, she's almost as big now as she was during the pop art scene of the 1960s. kusama herself still wears polka dots all the time that interestingly enough never to bed. >> when i go to sleep, i take off my polka dots nightgown. in the morning i wake up and i see polka dots again. it makes me happy. >> reporter: her fixation with polka dots, she says, stems from
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lifelong hallucinations. >> i had a very miserable childhood and have been fighting against meantal stress that comes from that. producing art has been my cure for many years. i feel better when i make things and draw. so i make more. >> reporter: kusama has lived voluntarily in a tokyo psychiatric hospital for over 30 years. david keihl is the whitney exhibit's curator. how would you describe kusama's art? >> i think the first word i would use in a way is obsession. obsession in that she is repeating over and over again gestures or filling up all the spaces. >> reporter: raised in a conservative family on a flower farm in japan, her earliest works were far from traditional. these flowers give me anxiety. why? >> why? because they look like they're
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human. >> reporter: frustrated with the confines of the japannese art world, a 27-year-old kusama wrote to artist georgia o'keefe. when o'keefe wrote back, it was all the encouragement kusama needed to leave japan for new york city. she made a splash with her vast infinity net paintings, inspired by memories of the pebbles in the creek running through her backyard in japan. i'm not sure that i get it. where should i be looking? what should i get from this? >> the idea of layering something and also constant tition. as you repeat that gesture over and over again you're saying i am here. i am here. amazing control. i think this is is as extraordinary as a pollack. >> reporter: in 2008 one of these works sold for the extraordinary price of $5.1 million. a record at the time. for a living female artist.
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by the mid 1960s, kusama had become a tabloid fixture known for what were called happenings, gatherings where she painted polka dots on everything and everyone. for someone raised in a have traditional japannese culture, her life in new york is very public and very untraditional. >> especially when she gets to the body painting. >> reporter: there's a lot of nakedness. >> there's a lot of dangles and whatever else you want to call it. >> reporter: well that's one word for the proceed treutions which seem to grow out of this robot. they look like very suggestive yams. >> or sausages or something like that. >> reporter: in early 1970s, a broke kusama moved back to japan. there she was treated, she says, as a national disgrace due to those artistic escapades. but now the art world is embracing her once again. she's collaborated with designer
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mark jacobs on a collection. this year penguin is publishing alice's adventures in wonder land with illustrations by kusama. the artist keeps it all in perspective. >> i heard of people saying that they were moved and impressed by my work. i want to go to heaven knowing that i have created color in my own and other people's lives. >> osgood: next at bat... announcer: gone! osgood: ... legendary baseball announcer vin scully. later? >> what scares you so much about traveling into the past, sir. >> reporter: philip seymour hoffman at the movies. ,,,,,,,,,,
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>> osgood: for legendary baseball announcer vin scully, this is quite an honor. a bobble head of his very own. a tribute to vincent edward skully's years of service to a storied team. lee cowan takes us out to the ballgame for some questions and answers. ♪ take me out to the ballgame ♪ take me out with the crowd >> reporter: a perfect summer evening for baseball.
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on this night in los angeles, thousands got to dodger stadium a little early for a handout. >> oh, yeah. thank you. >> reporter: it was bobble head night, popular in every stadium but it wasn't a player being bobbled. it was a voice. legendary dodger announcer vin scully. >> this man is the reason why i come to baseball games. i love vin scully. >> announcer: it's time for dodger baseball. >> reporter: that melodic voice has been the sound track of the dodgers since 1950 when they were still the brooklyn dodgers. at 84 vinny, as the players call him, is still at it. >> it's been a sport i've loved ever since i could throw a ball. sandy is into his wind-up. here's the pitch. a perfect game! >> reporter: do you still get goose bumps? >> yeah, still do. that's really the thermometer for my love affair, my fever. as long as i get the goose
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bumps, i know that i should still be doing this. here's my office. >> reporter: not a bad view. no. reporter: from his perch up here behind home plate vin scully isn't just an announcer. he's a story teller. >> hernando ready and the strike-2 pitch is hit back to the box dribbling to second. >> reporter: using the english language the way casey yielded a bat. >> hernandhas pitched a no hitt. if you have a sombrero, throw it to the sky. >> reporter: many consider him the poet laureate of baseball. you seem uncomfortable. >> you know, over 60-some-odd years you're bound to blunder into a couple. >> reporter: these aren't things that you practice? >> oh, no. oh, gosh, no, no. i would be scared to death of having something that i think was so precious i couldn't wait to get it on the air. i would mess it up. no, what comes out, good, bad or otherwise, it's not only me,
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it's me at the moment. >> announcer: fastball is a high drive... >> reporter: and what moments he's seen. in 1974, he called hank aaron's hit that finally broke babe ruth's home run record. >> announcer: what a marvelous moment for the country and the world. a black man is is getting a standing ovation in the deep south for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol. >> reporter: he was at the 1986 world series for one of the most infamous errors of all. >> announcer: a little roller up along first. behind... it gets past buckner. the mets win it. >> reporter: and he watched an injured kurt gibson limp to the plate and hit a heroic walk-off home run in another world series two years later. >> announcer: gone! in a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened.
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>> reporter: a call dodger fans remember to this day. >> announcer: i have no idea where that came from. that's the fun of it. if you get a good one off once in a while. >> reporter: he had an ear for it from an early age, growing up in the bronx. >> we had a big old four-legged radio in the living room of our walk-up apartment house. i would crawl under that radio on a saturday afternoon. and the crowd noise would come out of that speaker like water out of a shower head. it would just cover me. then i would think, oh, i would love to be there. >> reporter: it didn't take him long to get there. he was fresh out of fordham university when brooklyn's play-by-play ban red barbour noticed that vin had something special. >> he said, "you bring something into the booth, young man, that no one else does." and i said, "what?" and he said, "yourself." he said, there's no one else in the world like you."
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i've really kept that all my life. >> reporter: by age 25 he was announcing a world series. the youngest ever to do so. >> good afternoon, everybody. this is vin scully speaking to you from the los angeles coliseum as... >> reporter: by the time the dodgers moved to los angeles in 1958, vin had settled into his comfortable and reliable style. fans would bring their transistor radios to the games so as not to miss any vintage vin. they do the same today. >> he'he's literally from anothr generation. it is like you're in a time machine every time you hear him broadcast. >> reporter: he toss try to keep up with the times. when dodger catcher a.j. ellis hit a home run a few weeks ago, vin asked the fans to take to twitter. >> announcer: maybe we ought to get something trending about a.j. ellis. if you do that, i'm really cool. >> reporter: within a matter of an inning, fans had done vin's bidding. a.j. ellis was indeed trendy even if vin wasn't sure what he
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had done. >> they told me to say that, to be honest with you. they are trending, twittering, tweeting, you name it about a.j. ellis all over the united states. he's a nice boy. >> reporter: but as influential as his words are, he's just as powerful when he's quiet. >> announcer: there is no reason to speak when you see pictures like that. >> reporter: some of the biggest plays you've called, you stopped and just let the moment play. >> yeah. i can't compete with the crowd and personally i would much rather hear the crowd than my own voice so it's very natural for me to shut up. upon occasion. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, vin scully. >> reporter: it hasn't always just been baseball. over his six-decade career he's been everything from a variety show host... >> just try that super blue blade once and you'll... >> reporter: ... to a pitch man for razor blades. >> all the time i knew that all i was doing was learning a little bit more about myself.
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i was not going to let go of baseball. i knew that. >> reporter: and he didn't. but life on the road wasn't always easy. >> you know, it sounds glamorous. you're with a major league team and you're traveling first class and you're staying in nice hotels. meanwhile your wife is home. the washing machine is broken down. the kids are driving her crazy. you're out there making a fly ball to center field sound like something important. >> reporter: he's been cutting back on the travel and spending more time with his 16 grandchildren. nearly all of whom came decked out in dodger jersey for bobble head night to watch vin throw out the first pitch. >> i want them to remember this long after i've departed. i want to share this with them with all my heart and soul. >> reporter: after 63 seasons, he's won nearly every award possible from sportscaster of the 20th century to being inducted into the baseball hall of fame.
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he could retire a happy man. the roar of the crowd he first heard on that radio all those years ago remains as infectious as ever. he signed on for at least one more season with the dodgers, his 64th. with the blessing of his family and the adoration of his fans. >> there's no way i could say good buy to all of this, not yet anyway. in my heart, i just can't do it. not yet. >> reporter: and the heavens seem to agree. for vin scully, the treasure at the end of the rainbow remains right behind home plate. >> announcer: unbelievable. osgood: ahead, would you believe this cover girl is a grandma? you can try snapshot from progressive before you switch your insurance. [ horn honks ] just plug snapshot into your car,
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roitfeld. >> osgood: who says fashion is a young person's game? not the style setter rit a braver has been watching in action. >> reporter: one of the most intriguing figures on the whole fashion front just happens to be a 57-year-old french grandmother who has just launched a new u.s.-based magazine, published a book, signed on as a spokes model for max make-up and become a frequent cover girl. >> it's a big revenge for me because i was a model when i was young, when i was 18 years old but i never got the cover. now i'm a grandmother and i get a lot of covers.
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>> reporter: most americans may not have heard of carine roitfeld, but she is treated like royalty when she goes behind the scenes at fashion shows. and her party in honor of new york's fashion week was one of the hottest tickets in town. every move she makes is tracked by american fashion mavens. >> she's very rock'n'roll editorial director of new york magazine's website the cut which can't get enough of roitfeld. what's so interesting about her? >> she completely follows her own instincts. she continually pushes us beyond where we're comfortable. >> reporter: in fact, carine roitfeld prides herself on being an eyic class. >> i think it's flattering when people want to talk about you. >> reporter: and be you. i think it's a very flattering thing.
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>> reporter: parisienne born to a fil of russian descent and a french beauty she jumped from modeling to fashion journalism working with top photographers to unusual and edgy layouts now collected in her new book. >> i think it's like a nickname for me now. >> reporter: indeed her work is is so sexually charged, it's been dubbed porno-chic. in this one not only is the woman in a very provocative pose but she's using a bag as an ashtray. >> yeah. reporter: is fashion really at heart about sex? is it about the fact that you're trying to seduce people by what you wear? >> i think when you're buying a top or a skirt, you consciously or unconsciously are seducing someone. >> reporter: her own sexy look has been admired and copied. now here's a picture of you with your typical hair over your face. >> that's right.
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reporter: why do you like that look? >> because i'm a shy person. so when you have your hair in your face it's like a protection, you know. it's become my signature. >> reporter: so her work and her look may be wild. her life is rather tame. she's a devoted mom who has two children, now adults, with her long-time partner former fashion executive christian. you've never married. >> so i will never get divorced. this is a positive point. we're together for 32 years. honestly, he's the one behind me. >> reporter: but it's her partnership with designer tom ford that really helped put her on the fashion map. she became his muse when he was a rising star at gucci. that worked in shoots she styled for other designers helped her land the job of editor in chief of vogue paris in 2001. >> it was very difficult because
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when you just know how to do fashion, it was... i had to learn a lot. >> reporter: she was a huge success which caused inevitable speculation about her relationship with her american counterpart, ledge endary vogue editor anna winter. was there any rivalry between two of you? are you friends? >> i think she's a very giving person and very smart. we'll never be best friends but i respect her a lot for the work she's doing. >> reporter: roitfeld stayed at vogue paris for a decade. but in 2010, a collaboration with tom ford using very young models sparked a major controversy. some people say it was that layout that led to your separation from the magazine. >> no it was decided in advance. after ten years i wanted to change. i wanted to be more... to get more of my freedom, to do more
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projects. >> reporter: so she decided to try her luck in new york. so, do you like working on madison avenue? is that fun for a girl from paris? >> i think this is a dream. you know? >> reporter: her new magazine came out just this past week. c.r. fashion book complete with roitfeld style touches like two covers. it's a highly personalized vision of style from a woman who has created a new image of what it means to be a grandmother. when you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see these days? >> it depends on which day it is. you know, that's good. i don't see so well now. so if i don't put my glasses on, i'm totally happy with myself. >> osgood: coming up... you've wandered the the proper path,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> osgood: a new motion picture with apparent references to a controversial religion has been generating a lot of talk. our david edelstein has a review. >> reporter: what's been a not-so-quiet week in clearwater, florida, home at least on planet earth to the church of scientology. vanity fair ran a barn-burner cover story on the church's whacky process of picking a mate for its most visible member, tom cruise. now comes paul thomas anderson's fictional film about a leader reportedly, allegedly, said to be modeled on scientology founder. i've added those weesly qualifiers as protection against the most litigious religious leaders since the spanish inquisition, not that the master is a cartoonish hatchet job.
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it's a somber magnificently photographed drama cool headed bordering on glaicial. the title character is lancaster dodd. >> i am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher. >> reporter: and is played with exquisite nuance by philip seymour hoffman, a man who cultivates an inner stillness in the face of attacks on what is here called "the cause." >> you said that" "methods can cure leukemia in your book. >> some forms of leukemia. in being able to access past lives we are able to treat illnesses that may have starred back thousands even trillions of years. >> reporter: the movie is a tug of war between two titanic wills you're a scoundrel. >> reporter: the main character, not dodd, but a wildly unstable world war ii naval vet named
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freddy quell and played to the hilt above the hilt by joaquin phoenix. >> i know you'll try to calm me down but just say something that is true. >> reporter: wayward weirdo freddy needs a father figure and clearly wants to belong to an extended family like dodd's which includes his steely wife played by amy adams. he responds well to being, quote, processed. >> she wrote me a letter. no one else wrote me a letter. >> reporter: dodd combines freud, hypnosis, extreme interrogation, buddism, sci-fi. the man is an american hucks ter genius. paul thomas anderson is just the director to show us hubbard allegedly from this vantage. in films as different as boogie nights, magnolia, and there will be blood, he captures our need to be part of families, even surrogate ones, with strong
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fathers. he also shows how bad strong daddies can swallow us up. >> don't bully me. reporter: the master is probably too ambiguous to be a hit like "there will be blood" and phoenix's freddy is hard to warm up to. but i love what anderson gets out of them. freddy needs to be led but needs to be absolutely free. and neither is a design for living. there's a cautionary tale here for everyone. ♪ what about love? ♪ >> osgood: still to come, you've got to have heart. and later, will and kate's royal tour. ,,
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♪ what about love? ♪ ♪ don't let it slip away >> it's sunday morning on cbs and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: what about love is just one of many hits from the rock band heart. the wilson sisters are the band's heart and soul. this morning they talk with our tracy smith for the record. >> reporter: it's a rare rock band that can count its age in decades. but heart has been around for nearly four. ♪ every time i think about it i want to cry ♪ >> reporter: and the secret for its success sounds straight out of vaudeville. heart is is one of music's
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longest-running sister acts. ♪ crazy >> the singing comes just so naturally to you and the playing more naturally to me. and together we make one whole person. >> reporter: as one whole person, ann and nancy wilson have done pretty well for themselves. since their band emerged in the mid '70s, heart has scored over 20 top 40 hits selling more than 30 million albums. ♪ barracuda >> reporter: but as they explain in their new book it's been a bumpy ride. there's an arc to the heart story. what is it?
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>> it's on a graph. it doesn't sort of go the beginning and then... you know, it really rides up and it rides down. it's a roler coaster of an arc. >> reporter: it's a story that began on the road. daughters of a career marine officer, their childhood was nomadic but typical except for one thing. >> nancy and i not only learned to play guitars but we decided that nothing else would do but rock stardom. >> reporter: for the close-knit wilson family, music was always in the air. >> we entertained each other. we'd be in cars, you know, driving across the country to grandma's house. we'd all harmonize in the car it's where we learned how to play guitars. >> reporter: the family eventually settled here in the seattle suburbs. ann and nancy soon drafted unsuspecting friends to help them on the hard road to rock stardom. >> we would say to a girlfriend at school, want to come over after school and, you know, fool
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around? sure. they'd be like, okay, you stand right there and me and nancy are going to play the guitar. we're going to learn songs. >> here's a tamourine, let's sing. >> that's what it would be after school. >> reporter: things changed when ann, four years older than nancy, graduated from high school. and she moved to vancouver not for music but for a man. >> you know, i had one of those experiences where i just had to go. i was just like "must go." ♪ trying to understand >> reporter: michael fisher was ann's magic man. she wrote this song about him. ♪ a magic man >> reporter: she joined his band. they called themselveses heart. she lived with them all in a house back in the woods. >> if you look back in here, this happened to be a hippy come ewen of epic proportion. >> reporter: it was fun, and the band was doing fine. but for ann, something was missing. >> i wasn't satisfied to just be
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a chick in a band with some guys. what i wanted to do was create something new with nancy. >> reporter: it wasn't long before nancy moved in and joined the group. and soon they were in this studio... >> this is the vocal booth. reporter: ... recording their first album "dream boat annie" a nerve racking experience. >> there are people behind the glass going okay show us what you can do. ♪ moving on... >> reporter: it turns out they could "do" a lot the album was a big hit staying on the charts for two years. but in the test test-laden arena of work, the wilson sisters say they were often seen as objects more than artists. >> it was a man's man's man's world, yeah.
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>> reporter: can you remember some specific examples of trying to navigate that world as a woman? >> it was a daylight thing. being told that when you're standing with your ankles together and your knees together you should be able to see daylight between your thighs. that's rule number one. >> reporter: their own record label even placed an ad suggesting they were lesbians. they were furious. >> it was just blasphemy. reporter: they vented about out all in the song barracuda now a rock classic. ♪ barracuda >> reporter: and more hits and more albums made it all better. but by the early '80s ann's romance was over. the band had fractured and success was gone. >> we could call this the end
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and start our descent. or we can try this other thing. >> reporter: they had met an a. & r man at capital records. >> he saw us reinventing ourselves right along with mtv. so we thought, well, i mean,... >> reporter: and the core sets. ♪ what about love? ♪ >> reporter: and the stilettos and the hair. ♪ when it's cold outside >> reporter: you guys have to talk about that hair. >> i like to think that we were pioneers. we were hair pioneers. ♪ hey, baby, i'm talking to you ♪ >> reporter: if they felt they made a deal with the devil, it worked. they were at the top of the charts and all over mtv.
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when you look at those videos from that time, what do you see? >> those are mannequins. it could be anybody really. because we weren't singing our own songs. it was us but just barely. ♪ we can go on >> reporter: but staying mannequin-thin was hard for ann. >> people started harping on your weight. >> yeah. you know, i've always had that struggle with it. i felt really caged because here i was out on stage with this problem but still doing my best. it was insulting because it wasn't about the music anymore. i used to say even at the time well go talk to a reith a franklin about that, you know. >> reporter: to cope, ann hit the notes that so many rock stars do. alcohol. and cocaine. but with a twist not everyone achieves. three years ago she got sober. >> now the world is in color. you know, it's great.
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it's great. i recommend it. >> reporter: when musical taste changed in '90s, it was time for the wilsons to step out of the stilettos and start families, two kids each. but it was also time for the sisters to go their own way. nancy, then married to director cameron ceo, wrote film scores for jerry maguire and almost famous. ann tried all kinds of things, even singing jazz standards. but she kept hearing the call of the wild. >> i'd get in my car and there would be a rock song playing on the radio. i would just go, oh, please! you know, i would react to it. it was such force. >> reporter: so ann and nancy decided to make more music together, this time their own way. >> it was like sailors getting back on a boat. the wind is up. let's go. >> reporter: in 2010, they went to a place they hadn't visited
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in a while. a top ten perch for their album red velvet car. >> thank you for coming. reporter: nearly 40 years on, they're on the road playing new music from their upcoming album fanatic. tour with heart these days and you'll see sisters still sharing a dressing room and a concert that is an easy mix of new and old. what fuels them today is the same thing that started it all way back when. >> we still have something to say. by god, we're going to say it. snairms ahead, why he pleaded guilty to a murder he didn't commit. >> i knew if i didn't take that deal, i was never going to live
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hours." >> reporter: damien ebbing olz is proof there's life after death. >> i can see only four or five inches in front of my face without these glasses. it's due to being enclosed in a very small space for so many years. your eyes are just like any other part of your body. if it doesn't get use it starts to wither away. that's what happened to my eyes. >> reporter: do you mind taking them off for interview. can you? yes. >> reporter: but you can't see me very well. >> i can see that there's a person there. just color and movement. >> reporter: just a little over a year ago, ebbing olz was facing execution on arkansas' death row. >> you sleep on concrete. you walk on concrete. you sit on concrete. it wears the joints of your body out. you're living with death hanging over your head at any moment. all of those combined wear you down. >> reporter: and then in august of 2011, after spending nearly two decades in arkansas prisons, damien ebbing olz and two other men were suddenly released as
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part of a highly unusual plea deal which we'll explain later. echols, jason baldwin and jesse miss kelly are the west memphis 3. in 1993 they were teenagers living in west memphis, arkansas, when they were arrested and later convicted of a horrific crime. the murders of three little boys. >> the community exploded. people were living in absolute horror trying to keep their kids off the street. not wanting to walk anywhere by themselves at night. people lived in terror. >> reporter: there was no physical evidence connecting echols or others to the killings. in fact, since then considerable evidence has surfaced that supports their innocence. but in west memphis, a person with a partially shaved head, black clothing, and interest in the occult stood out. >> a lot of it was just the way i looked. in a really small extremely
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conservative right wing town, they say automatically, well, you must be a satanist. therefore we don't put anything past you. >> we the giraffe careful deliberations have determined that damien echols shall be sentenced to death by lethal injection. >> reporter: the trial was nothing, he says, compared to what he faced on death row. >> most people have nothing like that in their frame of reference. having to live every single moment of your life on guard even while you're sleeping. you never go into a deep sleep. you always have to be ready for the next person that's going to try to hurt you. >> reporter: when i interviewed him as part of a "48 hours" report on the case he was spending nearly 24 hours a day in solitary confinement. he kept daily journals which are now part of a new book. after an emmy-award winning documentary about the trial was shown on hbo in 1996, echols' life changed once again when
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supporters from all over the country began contacting him. >> sometimes people have callings in life. this was mine. i just couldn't not hear it. i couldn't not go. >> reporter: lori davis, a landscape architect living in new york, even moved to arkansas to work on the case. >> i had to do whatever i could to get this man out of prison. that's what i had to do. >> reporter: and she wasn't alone. >> one day i got a call,. reporter: hello, this is johnny depp? >> i had heard he was interested in the case and that he was interested in helping him. >> reporter: de'. '. explained on "48 hours" why he and others connected to echols situation. >> i come from a relatively small town in kentucky. as a ager, as a kid growing up, i can remember being looked upon as a freak, if you will, or different because i didn't dress like everybody else or because i didn't look like everybody else. >> reporter: and then in december, 2010, with mounting
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evidence pointing to the innocence of the west memphis 3, the arkansas supreme court ordered a new hearing, a hearing both costly and potentially embarrassing for state officials. that brings us to the unusual plea deal. >> at this point in time i want to proceed with the offered plea. >> reporter: the idea of steven braga, a highly respecked appeals attorney who volunteered his services. >> it's called an alfred plea. it's basically a compromise where both sides, two sides that have been at war for 18 years in this case decide that we want to end the case. >> reporter: in return for agreeing not to sue the state, the three men were released from prison. but here's the bizarre part. while they could continue to insist they were innocent, each had to plead guilty. didn't it feel a little like a deal with the devil? >> it was a deal with devil but
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it was a deal i didn't have any choice but to take if i wanted to live. my health was going fast. i was dying in there. i knew if i didn't take that deal, i was never going live to see outside those walls. >> you'll be each sentenced to serve 18 years and 78 days on a charge of first degree murder with full credit for that time already served. >> reporter: do you believe the state would have let them out? if any state official really believed that they did this? >> no. reporter: so it doesn't really add up to what people think of as justice. >> this is not a just result. this is a compromise result. a way for me to save damien's life and get him off death row but it's a compromise that you sometimes have to hold your nose because it stinks a little bit because it's not justice. >> reporter: echols' joy at his release after 18 years in prison was widely covered by the media. but not the fears that followed when he left arkansas for a new life in new york city. >> just like this free-floating anxiety. i've been injected into this
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whole new world. i'm having to learn everything. there's fear constantly. fear you're going to get lost. fear you're going to say the wrong thing just because you're not used to social interaction. >> the simplest things that most people would take for granted that he had never done before. >> reporter: lori davis went from seeing echols once a week to 24 hours a day. yes, she married him in 1999 while he was on death row. >> i believed in his innocence. and i fell in love with him. those two things together, nothing else mattered. >> reporter: all that matters now, says lori, is helping him adjust to a world that has moved on without him. >> filling out a deposit slip, being able to go from one address to another and reading a map. he's never done any of those things. >> reporter: does he become frustrated when he doesn't know things. >> he wants to be able to move about in the world on his own
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and not have to rely on me. that's frustrating to him. but it will come. >> reporter: and the reality is 37-year-old echols may be out of prison but he's not free. he remains a convicted felon. you're going to have a hard time getting a job. >> exactly. reporter: may not work with everybody to say i was convicted of murder but i didn't do it. >> exactly. reporter: which may explain why he spends so much time here. >> this is sacred tattoo gallery. >> reporter: among tattoo and graffiti artists. >> these are people who are marginalized by society, who are part... who aren't part of the mainstream. these are people who tattoo people. they're not people who put on business suits and go into work everyday. >> reporter: i see no that spending time with tattoo artists is rubbing off on you. >> it is. reporter: echols notoriety is not likely to end soon. besides his book, there is a new documentary coming out in december and a hollywood movie in production.
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but this month, damien and his wife moved to a town where they think they'll fit in just fine, salem, massachusetts. a town that knows too well the terrible consequences of misjudging people. is is there a time when you just want to be known as damien echols and not one of the west memphis three? >> that's one of my driving forces in life right now. i want to do things that stand on their own merit, that people appreciate, that mean something to people, that move them in some sort of way. that's what i want to be defined by, not by what was done to me. so, when i shop -- i earn twice as much with double extrabucks rewards. that's two times the rewards! yeah, that's what double is. i know. i was agreeing with you.
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unscheduledded photo op back in europe that has stolen the show. seth doane has more on royal pomp and unwelcome circumstance. >> reporter: to be royal is to be seen as comfortable with kings, confident with heads of state, and compassionate with the downtrodden. to be royal is to all the while stay perfectly pressed and seemingly sweat free, even in the tropical heat. >> thank you very much. reporter: of course there is a staff of nine keeping william and kate, the duke and duchess of cambridge, on task during their nine-day tour through southeast asia. but part of being royal is also to try to set the agenda even if a pesky magazine editor in paris has a different plan. just a day after the french magazine closer published those topless photos of duchess kate we can't show you, the young couple was scene marveling at the jungle canopy in borneo.
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in public their questions this weekend have focused on one of the prince's passions, conservation. in private we've learned they're strategizing about how to handle the photo mess all of course without breaking a sweat. in the seering heat their public lined up at nearly every stop along the way. >> it's just so exciting to have a chance to see the royal family and just taken to william particularly. they're so popular. we're just besides ourselves with excitement. >> reporter: jackie, an aid at a british school, was among the thousands who gathered in singapore. you're hundreds of people from one school. what about the math, the writing, the reading, the lessons today. >> this is a bit of history. i don't think missing math or english today is that important. >> reporter: in this crowd one of the kids asked prince william which super power he wished he could have. his answer, invisibility. kate quickly agreed. invisibility would have helped at that french chateau where
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those pictures were taken. an angry palace already suing the french magazine fired off a statement saying the couple had every expectation of privacy at the secluded family estate. a royal source traveling with the couple told us it setback the clock 15 years referring to princess diana whose strained relationship with the press lasted until the moment she died in a paris car crash. trailed by paparazzi. parallels between princess diana and the duchess of cambridge have only become more apparent on this trip right down to her wardrobe. when kate appeared at a mosque friday in full head scvment carf it was reminiscent of diana's visit to a pakistan mosque in 1991. like diana, the duchess of cambridge is using her royal platform to highlight the disadvantaged. she selected this malaysia hospice as the location for her first overseas speech. >> providing children and their
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families with the support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life changing. >> reporter: it's hard to see this royal whirlwind as more than just a blur of photo ops. still there's an insatiable appetite to capture the unscripted. to peer beneath the pomp and the primping. and catch a glimpse of something real. in a fairy tale called will and kate. >> osgood: coming up. ♪ sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, sugar at supper time ♪ >> reporter: we remember dorothy maguire. announcing fluzone intradermal vaccine, a 90% smaller needle, wow that's...short. to learn more talk to your health care provider. [ female announcer ] fluzone intradermal vaccine is fda approved for 18-64 year olds.
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disease. dorothy, christine and phyllis maguire began singing as children at their mother's church in ohio. they got their big break on a radio talent show. ♪ sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening sugar at supper time ♪ >> osgood: with a string of hits in the 1950s and '60s including sincerely and sugar time, they were regulars on tv. here we are in "person to person" talking with thomas collingwood. >> i'm sister dottie, and i'm sister phyllis and i'm the one they call christine ♪ >> osgood: dorothy went on to marry an oil man, lowell williamson. in 1968 she stepped back from performing to raise their two sons. still, the trio occasionally reunited. in their long ka rear they performed for five presidents and queen elizabeth of britain. they last performed together in
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2004. ♪ something's got to give >> reporter: christine and phyllis maguire are both retired and living in las vegas. dorothy maguire was 84 years old. now to bob scheiffer in washington for a look at what's ahead on face the nation. good morning, bob. >> schieffer: good morning, charles. we'll be talking this morning with the president of libya about that attack on the u.s. con consulate there in ben ghazi. >> osgood: thank you, bob. we'll be watching. next week here on sunday morning, everybody is talking but who's listening? hey babe.how are ya? daddy,look! you lost another tooth. [man thinking] don't grow up without me. oh,uh riley wants to say hi. riley... hey buddy...keep 'em safe. [announcer] we know how important your dog is.
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CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS September 16, 2012 6:00am-7:30am PDT

News/Business. Charles Osgood, Mo Rocca. (2012) Invasive species are everywhere; Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart; sportscaster Vin Scully; the West Memphis Three. (CC) (Stereo)

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